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I was invited to teach yoga as a part of the Unleash Your Greatness Conference held at the Buffalo Canoe Club in Crystal Beach and this was my very first interview I had done.
She had sent me the questions ahead of time and I had written out all of my answers to make sure I covered everything and then couldn’t figure out how I could read the answers without everyone seeing my eyes move. I called Lori in a panic saying I was not ready and started having doubt as to whether I was good enough and maybe I shouldn’t be even teaching the class because I couldn’t do this right.
She said “Julie, why don’t you go and meditate and I will call you back in 20 minutes”, so I did and this interview was the result, she didn’t ask me one of those questions I studied. This pushed me through my comfort zone and taught me another scenario to practice the tools I teach people all the time.
I find when I am in the panic it is hard to find the tools and was happy to have the very advice I would give someone else, reflected back to me to practice in that moment.
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The Shanti Path Mantra is a mantra for the path of peace. Continue reading “Shanti Path Mantra”
The Gayatri mantra is used to express gratitude and acquire wisdom. Continue reading “Gayatri Mantra”
Twameva is the mantra written at the beginning of the Srimad Bhagavadgita that shares the teachings of Yoga. Continue reading “Twameva Mantra”
This 32 Names of Durga mantra is used to help eliminate suffering and difficulties, distrubances, distractions and distresses in life; removing selfishness, jealously, anger, prejudice, hatred and ego. Durga is the Goddess of power and strength. Continue reading “32 Names of Durga Mantra”
The Tryambakam Mantra is chanted at the end of a Sivananda yoga class to close the class, wishing healing, peace, health, fullness, positivity, prosperity, happiness and wholeness to all. Continue reading “Tryambakam Mantra”
The Gajananam mantra is the beginning chant at a Sivananda yoga class to set the vibration of the class, to centre the teacher and bring the students into the present. Continue reading “Gajananam Mantra”
The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is for peace and harmony, health and healing of physical, mental and emotional imbalances. It helps to remove toxins from the body and mind. Continue reading “Mahamrityunjaya Mantra”